Takkarist McKinley
Takkarist McKinley
22-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Atlanta Falcons
Questionable
Injury Groin
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After being selected in the first round of the 2017 draft, McKinley had a solid rookie campaign, playing in all 16 games while accumulating six sacks and two forced fumbles as a role player for the Falcons' ninth-ranked defense. The 230-pound end made his presence felt in the postseason as well, recording a sack in both of the team's playoff games against the Rams and Eagles. McKinley was on the field for only 33.8 percent of the team's defensive snaps last year, but with the departures of Dontari Poe and Adrian Clayborn over the offseason, the second-year man out of UCLA is likely to have a more integral role. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $10.22 million contract with the Falcons in May of 2017.
Considered day to day
DEAtlanta Falcons
Groin
September 19, 2018
Takk McKinley (groin) is considered day to day, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
ANALYSIS
McKinley's designation leaves him questionable to suit up against the Saints on Sunday. The 2017 first-rounder has played through injury for much of his early career, and posted a sack in each of Atlanta's first two games of the 2018 season. A final call on McKinley's availability likely won't be made until just prior to kickoff Sunday.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Defensive Snaps:
    83
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
2017
401
2
2018
83
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other DEs)

Height:   6' 2"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   230 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.59 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.62 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.48 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   34.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   33 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   122 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   24 reps
AVERAGE
Atlanta Falcons Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
2017 Fantasy Outlook
After playing his freshman season at Contra Costa College, McKinley sorted out his grades and transferred to UCLA, where he showed promise as a sophomore and became a regular contributor as an upperclassman. In his senior season, he finished the year with 10 sacks and 18 tackles for loss. He was eventually selected by the Falcons, who moved up in the draft to take him with the 26th pick in the 2017 draft. However, the Falcons may ease him into the system out of the gate, as he's recovering from shoulder surgery he underwent in early March. The 4-to-6 month recovery timetable means he may not be back to full contact by the start of training camp. He certainly figures to work into the defensive end rotation in his first season, but he may not have a starting role when Week 1 rolls around. Even in a limited role, he should be able to find the quarterback a few times if defenses shift their attention to linebacker Vic Beasley, who led the league in sacks last season and will line up opposite McKinley when the rook is on the field.
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Nursing groin injury
DEAtlanta Falcons
Groin
September 17, 2018
McKinley is nursing a groin injury, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Posts another sack Week 2
DEAtlanta Falcons
September 17, 2018
McKinley posted two tackles (both solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Panthers.
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Logs sack in Week 1
DEAtlanta Falcons
September 9, 2018
McKinley recorded one tackle and a sack in Thursday's 18-12 loss to the Eagles.
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Active for Week 1 of preseason
DEAtlanta Falcons
August 10, 2018
McKinley did not start, but played in the first quarter of the Falcons' preseason opener against the Jets on Friday night at MetLife Stadium.
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Listed as starter
DEAtlanta Falcons
Shoulder
August 7, 2018
McKinley has been announced as one of the Falcons' starting defensive ends in the team's first published depth chart of the season, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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